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American U beats Western Illinois for 1st win of season

WASHINGTON (AP) Delante Jones scored 19 points to help American beat Western Illinois 57-50 on Tuesday night for its first win of the season.

American trailed 26-17 in the first half but started the second half on a 15-4 run to take a 32-30 lead.

Leon Tolksdorf made two free throws with 25 seconds left to push American's lead to 53-50. Mike Miklusak missed a layup on the other end and Jones was fouled. He hit both free-throw attempts with 17 seconds remaining for a five-point lead.

Sa'eed Nelson added 12 points and Mark Gasperini had 10 points and eight rebounds for American (1-5), which shot just 39 percent from the field.

Garret Covington led Western Illinois (2-5) with 20 points. Miklusak finished with 10 points and Jabari Sandifer had three assists to move five away from the Top 3 in program history.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
Team Stats
away team logo Western Ill. 8-17 71.8 PPG 38.6 RPG 10.2 APG
home team logo American 13-12 72.3 PPG 37 RPG 13.8 APG
Key Players
10
K. Webster 17.4 PPG 4.5 RPG 3.2 APG 42.9 FG%
0
S. Nelson 19.3 PPG 5.6 RPG 5.5 APG 50.0 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB